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Our work in vaccines focuses on making certain diseases a thing of the past.

Vaccines are one of the greatest public health success stories in history

Vaccines are vital in the global fight against disease, eradicating smallpox and nearly eliminating other diseases like polio worldwide.

Our work in vaccines


years history of success in discovering, developing, manufacturing and distributing vaccines

Experience in vaccines

For over 100 years, we have been developing well-tolerated and effective vaccines that protect the lives of millions of people. Our vaccines help to make highly infectious diseases, such as rubella, rare diseases today and to prevent certain HPV-related diseases. In Switzerland, our portfolio currently includes vaccines for children, adolescents and adults.

Collaboration and progress in vaccines

It takes active collaboration by our teams who partner with governments, academic researchers and non-government organizations around the world. Our work in researching and producing vaccines is guided by science and fueled by human need.

MSD is a member of HPV Alliance Switzerland

The HPV Alliance Switzerland is committed to the prevention, fight, and elimination of HPV-associated diseases. The HPV Alliance acts as a central cooperation and coordination platform with the aim of sensitizing the Swiss population as well as professionals with regards to HPV.

Our vaccines for children, adolescents and adults prevent diseases throughout the life course. Among others, they have contributed to the fact that highly contagious diseases such as rubella are now rare diseases and that certain HPV-related cancers can be prevented and perhaps one day eliminated.

Joanna Keiller

Director Business Unit Vaccines & Primary Care · MSD Switzerland


Our vaccines portfolio

In Switzerland, our portfolio currently includes vaccines for children, adolescents and adults.


What you should know about HPV

HPV infection is the most common sexually transmitted infection in Switzerland. Learn how to protect yourself and your children from it.

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What do you know about chickenpox?

Here you will find a simple summary of the most important facts.

Banner: new BAG vaccination recommendation for chickenpox

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Pneumococcal disease: are you at risk?

Pneumococcal disease is caused by the bacterium “Streptococcus pneumoniae” and is the most common cause of pneumonia.


Health protection through vaccination

Do you know diseases that vaccination can help to prevent?


Dr. Maurice Hilleman: “The father of modern vaccines”

The field of vaccines is part of MSD’s history and is closely associated with Dr. Maurice Hilleman (1919-2005), the father of modern vaccine science. During his nearly 30-year career at MSD, he developed more than 40 vaccines for humans and animals. This legacy continues today thanks to our dedicated researchers.

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